Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of Crosses! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the posts is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, April 10th, at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Crosses!
If you've arrived here from Lisa's Blog, you are on the right track.
Now on to the details about the card I created today. I used the set Never Give up, along with the Grunge Cross die.
I started off by making the tag on the inside. I made this card for my daughter while she's miles (and states) away at college, so a heart needed to be included for sure. :) I started by inking up the background with the Ranger Distress Inks Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw. I then diecut a heart (Spellbinders), out of copy paper and laid laid it over the ink distressed cardstock. I then took Perfect Snow (PTI) pigmented ink and brushed it away from the heart. It gave it that pink glow around it. After that I added so Vintage photo in to all the edges. The cross image was stamped with Smokey Gray (Versafine), as well as the sentiments.
I wanted to include a metal zipper (Prima), so I ripped some of my decorative paper ~ Sweet Disposition (Cosmo Cricket), and added the zipper with some Tombow Mono Metal Liquid Glue.
I framed the sentiment by adding the same inks to the Decorative Labels 22 die (Spellbinders), and added some Sheer Shimmer Sparkle (Imagine Crafts), and a button and pearls. You can't see it in the photos, but the Seam Binding ribbon was covered with the Sheer Sparkle Shimmer too. I just ran it through the puddles on my craft mat after spraying the cross and sentiment panels. See the little Hexagon brad? Love that it says "Faith" so I included it on a little tab that I cut using my Silhouette.
That about sums everything up. Next up on the hop is the ever inspiring and super sweet Deb.
Paper: Sweet Disposition (Cosmo Cricket), Vintage Cream and Kraft (PTI)
Ink: Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Perfect Snow (PTI), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Accessories: Grunge Cross Die (Our Daily Bread Designs), Decorative Labels Twenty-Two die (Spellbinders), Decorative Tab (Silhouette), Zipper and Brad (Prima), Seam Binding Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Sparkle (Sheer Shimmer Spritz), Button (PTI), Burlap String (May Arts), Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), Gold Lace (Webster's Pages), Border Punch (EK Success), Sewing Machine, Scor-Buddy